Khulna, Sept 15 (UNB) – A class-IX girl made herself an example of honesty by returning Tk 2 lakh she found on the on roadside back to its original owner. Her act of honesty has won admiration from all corners.
The incident took place at Hogolbunia of Batiaghata upazila here on Monday last.
Mom Mollik, the student, said she spotted a bag on the roadside when she was going to take private tuition by van. She got down and collected the bag. Opening it, she saw a huge amount of money inside.
‘’I quickly took the bag and went to Batiaghata Police Station where the owners were found seeking law enforcers’ help in recovering the money,” she said. Later, the money was handed over to its owners after obtaining reliable proof from them.
Sankar Mollik, her father and a retired police member, said Mom is the youngest among his three daughters. He is proud of her for the actions she took on finding the money.
Sujit Kumar Roy, headmaster of Hogolbunia Hatbati High School, said the school is proud of their student Mom. “I wish her success in life,” he said
Dhaka, Sept 15 (UNB) - Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett and New Zealand High Commissioner to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ambassador to Nepal Joanna Kempkers made a joint visit to Gulshan Society Jame Mosque in the city on Sunday.
Founding Secretary-General of the Mosque Committee Jaharul Islam Chowdhury welcomed the envoys and provided them a tour of its premises.
Both the high commissioners were impressed with the unique architecture of the mosque, particularly for its maximisation of space in an inner-city location and the inspirational feeling the building evokes, said a press release.
“It was a privilege to have been able to visit this beautiful mosque and we are overwhelmed by the warm welcome extended to us,” said Australian High Commissioner Julia Niblett.
“As a multi-cultural country, Australia has benefited from its principles of diversity, inclusion and tolerance – these are values that we hold dear,” she said.
As a country committed to tolerance and diversity, New Zealand shares the same values.
“New Zealand is a nation of more than 200 ethnicities and 160 languages. Diversity and inclusion lie at the core of our values as a country,” High Commissioner Joanna Kempkers added.
Jahurul Islam Chowdhury, who has been associated with the Gulshan Society Jame Mosque since its inception, said it was a pleasure to receive Niblett and Kempkers at the mosque.
"We welcome their visit and look forward to receiving them again.”
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 15 (UNB) – A Chinese delegation, led by Chinese ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming, visited the Rohingyas stranded in the no man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar in Ghumdhum of Bandarban’s Naikhongchari upazila on Sunday.
The delegation exchanged views with the Rohingyas around 1pm when the refugees said they will return home, on condition of being granted citizenship.
Dil Mohammad, a Rohingya leader of the area, said they cannot believe Myanmar government as they (Myanmar) violated their trust many times before.
‘’We would return only when we get citizenship and our assets back,” he added.
Asked about discouragement from NGOs or ARSA to be repatriated, Dil Mohammad told the Chinese delegation that no one is stopping them to be repatriated.
The rumor was spread from Myanmar side, he claimed.
Dhaka, Sept 15 (UNB) – At least 11 people were killed and 11 others injured in road accidents in eight districts on Sunday.
In Cumilla, a bus hit a motorcycle on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Sadar Dakkhin upazila at noon, killing three riders.
The deceased were identified as Sajal, 26, son of Humayun Kabir; Shahin, 25, of Lalmoti village in Sadar Dakkhin upazila; and Kajal, 25, son of Sadek Hossain of Sanonda village in Lalmai upazila.
The bus crashed into the motorcycle in front of Palli Bidyut Samity office at Uttar Rampur around 12 noon, killing the three riders on the spot.
Police arrested bus driver Aminul Haque and seized the bus.
In Sylhet, two people died when a stone-laden truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Khagail area of Companiganj upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, 21, and Khairul Islam, 24.
In Gopalganj, a bus and a pickup van collided head on in the morning, killing van driver Parvez Sheikh, 25, son of Mokhlesh Sheikh of Gopalkathi village of Bagerhat district.
The accident also injured six other people.
A teenage boy was killed and his friend injured as a bus hit their motorcycle on Kishoreganj-Dhaka highway in Pulerghat area of Sadar upazila in Kishoreganj district in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Hridoy Hossain, 16, son of Abu Taher of Noyahati village in the upazila.
In Panchagarh, Mahin, 4, son of Rimon Ali of Langol village in Sadar upazila, was killed as an auto-rickshaw hit him in Burinban of Sadar upazila.
On Dhaka-Chattogram highway, elderly man Tajul Islam, 75, died when a bus hit him in Baluakandi of Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj.
In another accident on Magura-Narail road, a bus collided head on with a human-hauler at Baliadanga in Sadar upazila in the afternoon, killing a woman on the spot and injuring six people.
The deceased was identified as Anjali Rani Biswah, 45.
In Chandpur, a retired man was killed as a speedy motorcycle hit him at Mothkhola on Chandpur-Cumilla regional highway in Sadar upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Nazrul Islam Gazi, 65, of Moishadi village in the upazila.
Palash Barua, a sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station, said the bike knocked Nazrul down while crossing the highway, leaving him injured critically.
Being rescued by locals, he was taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead around 1pm.
Narayanganj, Sept 15 (UNB) – At least 30 people were injured as workers of an industrial factory engaged in a clash with law enforcers in Kanchpur industrial area of Sonargaon Upazila on Sunday.
Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station, said workers of a factory of Opex Sinha Group attempted to block the adjacent highway demanding wage increase around 12pm.
The workers engaged in a clash with police when they tried to remove the demonstrating workers from the highway. At one stage, they started throwing brickbats at the law enforcers, forcing them to fire tear gas and rubber bullet.
Bashir Ahmed, Superintendent of Industrial Police-4, said ten policemen were injured in the clash.
On the other hand, at least 20 workers received injuries, said Asadur Rahman, a worker of the factory.
The situation is under control, said Sonargaon OC, adding additional police members were deployed there.